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Optimization of passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with the selectable pulse duration 15-70 ps
Author(s): Milan Frank; Michal Jelínek; David Vyhlídal; Václav Kubeček
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the optimization of a continuously diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser oscillator in bounce geometry passively mode-locked using semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is presented. In the previous results the Nd:GdVO4 laser system generating 30 ps pulses with the average output power of 6.9 W at the repetition rate of 200 MHz at the wavelength of 1063 nm was reported. Now we are demonstrating up to three times increase of peak power due to the optimization of mode-matching in the laser resonator. Depending on the oscillator configuration we obtained the stable continuously mode-locked operation with pulses having selectable duration from 15 ps to 70 ps with the average output power of 7 W and the repetition rate of 150 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 101421E (23 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2263331
Show Author Affiliations
Milan Frank, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Michal Jelínek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
David Vyhlídal, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Václav Kubeček, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10142:
20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jarmila Müllerová; Dagmar Senderáková; Libor Ladányi; Ľubomír Scholtz, Editor(s)

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